There are great opportunities before us for participating in God's global mission. Global City Mission Initiative (GCMI) is sharing a vision for reaching out to the nations by engaging as missionaries in global cities, such as NYC or L.A.. We want to articulate needs and opportunities before us, and we hope to discover potential missionaries who share the same passion as Global City Mission Initiative (GCMI). Admittedly, this article is a bit like a public memo. So friends & partners, help us spread the word! We want to discover co-laborers as the GCMI team continues to grow. Spread the word.
In North America, Asian immigration represents the fastest growing immigrant communities in North America. Thousands of Chinese, Indians, Koreans, Thai, and others are rapidly transforming neighborhoods in both central cities and in suburbs. It is an essential priority for GCMI to mobilize missionaries among Chinese and other Asian communities in cities such as NYC, Los Angeles, or Toronto. If you know someone with a passion for Chinese or other Asian communities, spread the word.
GCMI has a strong desire to mobilize missionaries among Latin American immigrant communities. We recognize the great potential inroads for the Gospel among these communities. It is a high priority to mobilize missionary workers among the vast Latino populations in global cities. If you know someone with a passion for Latino communities, spread the word.
In New York City, we have GCMI missionaries working among Albanians and Bengali Hindus and Muslims. We're also glad to be part of Equip, a one-year training internship with a focus on unreached peoples in the city. Through our partnership in Equip we've been involved in mobilizing new workers among West African Muslims, North Africans, Tibetans, Nepalis, and others. In NYC alone, there are tens of thousands of Afghans, Yemenis, and countless other nations living in our city that are almost entirely unreached by the Gospel.
We hope to discover more missionary workers who will specialize and focus on reaching out among Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and other peoples from Africa, Asia, and the various corners of our planet that have migrated to global cities. If you know someone with a passion for the unreached, spread the word.
Every year, there are thousands of internationals studying in New York City and in Los Angeles with over 70,000 cycling through each city respectively. Our NYC team has been involved with international students, and we are over-joyed with the receptivity we often find. Reaching international students and scholars in places like NYC, L.A., or Boston are great opportunities for making a global impact. If you know potential missionaries to the networks of international students studying in our cities, spread the word.
Global City Mission Initiative (GCMI) began in NYC, and we are continuing to build a growing team in this quintessential global metropolis. Our vision is to utilize NYC as a launching pad, and to mobilize missionaries in strategic urban settings where we can intentionally share the Gospel and make disciples. We work in global cities as a missionary network. We are eager to partner with co-laborers and to mobilize new missionaries.
New York City. We have a team in NYC, and we believe it should continue to grow. Just as people move on from the city, they are constantly replaced by people from around the world. If you know someone passionate about NYC, spread the word..
Los Angeles. GCMI has a mission catalyst in Los Angeles, and we are dreaming about developing a GCMI team there. If you know someone passionate about L.A., spread the word.
Tampa Bay. At the conclusion of 2016, My family will be relocating to Tampa Bay, a metro area that is increasingly reflecting the global context for mission. If you know someone with a passion for the Tampa & Orlando areas in Central Florida, spread the word.
And Beyond.... We are seeking to listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit. If someone has a desire to serve as a spearhead for the Gospel in a global city, they might bring that passion for their city as part of the GCMI vision. Spread the word.